Commentaries on Aristotle, Ars vetus
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- Commentaries on Aristotle, Ars vetus
- Burlaeus, Gualterus, 1275-1345?
- Published / Created
- [ca. 1450]
- Publication Place
- Italy or Southern France,
Manuscript on paper containing 1) Commentary on the Latin translation of Porphyrius (233-c. 301), Isagoge. 2) Commentary on Aristoteles (384-322 B.C.), Praedicamenta. 3) Commentary on Gislebertus Porretanus (Gilbert de la Porrée, c. 1076-1154), Liber de sex principiis, redaction A. 4) Commentary on Aristoteles, Ars vetus (final form, 1337).
Alternately red and blue paragraph marks, with long vertical extensions when at the beginning of a line; alternately red and blue flourished initials (2- or 3-line) at the opening of the chapters; larger flourished initials with more developed penwork in the same colours, of course execution, on ff.1r (9 lines), 15r (7 lines), 60r (6 lines), 73r (6 lines), 99r (5 lines), 113r (5 lines). There are carefully executed logical diagrams in the text on ff. 100r-v, 115v,116v-117v (their inscriptions partly in Northern Gothica Textualis); diagrams are sketched in the margins of ff. 19r and 59r.
Binding: Original, thin wooden boards sewn on three thongs; the leather cover missing, replaced with mottled orange paper; rebacked with brown leather. Remnants of two red leather clasps attached to the front cover, with brass catches on the rear cover. The front endleaves are cut from large sheets of paper ruled with ink for two columns, mounted transversally (width of the leaf: 290 mm.; of the ruling 175 mm., intercol. space 30 mm.).
Script: Copied by a single hand writing a small highly abbreviated Gothica Hybrida Libraria; exceptions are a few folios by other hands using the same type of script (ff. 1, 11-13, etc.), and the replacement leaves 28 and 35 written in Humanistica Cursiva Libraria/Currens. Lemmata in Northern Gothica Textualis Formata.
Watermarks: spiked wheel, var. Briquet 13268; ox head, var. Briquet 14306. The upper outer corners damaged by moist in the second half of the codex.
- ff. ii + 118 + i : paper ; 300 x 220 mm.
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
- Call Number
- Beinecke MS 913
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Manuscripts, Medieval--France--15th century.--local
- Resource Type
- Archives or Manuscripts
- Subject (Name)
Porphyry,--ca. 234-ca. 305
- Subject (Topic)
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
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- Walter Burley, Commentaries on Aristotle, Ars vetus. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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